My cousin Sophie reflecting on her trip to Italy:
"Note: Italian for ‘Don’t touch me’ = ‘Non mi Tocarre’ (good tip Kate to learn this phrase in different languages!)"
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: after “Yes/No” “Sorry” and “Where’s the bathroom,” this is the most useful phrase to know when traveling.
"Sven is not a musician, he’s a tacky person!”
-Woman on 5th ave
John Williams: …and you know, some of them are just reflexively saying that people are overthinking a children’s book.
Pamela Paul: There’s no such thing as overthinking a children’s book.
JW: Yeah, I’m not sure there’s any such thing as overthinking anything; but certainly not something by Shel Silverstein, who was a really complicated, interesting guy with a really wicked sense of humor.
(From the Oct. 3, 2014 episode, “The Innovators”)
I always love the Inside The New York Times Book Review podcast, but there are some days when I love it more than anything.
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/podcasts/, if you’re not already listening.
What the hell was going on in 1940?
To be fair, I had searched for “Sprinkles.”
Not sure if white wine sangria soup sounds delicious or disgusting.
Specifically, a study done by Johns Hopkins in the early 20th century.
Ah yes, the world’s four racial categories:
4. Everyone else
Life hack: don’t label your alarm “Ordinary work day.” It is a really depressing thing to wake up to.